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Former Pasco Schools Employee Indicted in Production of Child Porn

William Matthew Napolitano | U.S. Attorney | Crime

If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

TAMPA – A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment for child pornography against a former Pasco County Schools transportation manager, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida said.

William Matthew Napolitano, 35, of New Port Richey, was charged with enticement of a minor and with producing, distributing, and possessing child pornography. If convicted on all counts, Napolitano faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.

According to the indictment, between 2015 and January 2017, Napolitano enticed and coerced a minor to engage in sexual activity. In June 2015, Napolitano also persuaded a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

Any person who was a victim, or has knowledge of someone who may have been a victim, is urged to contact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations at 1-866-DHS-2ICE (347-2423) or at ice.gov/webform/hsi-tip-form.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For information about Project Safe Childhood, go to justice.gov/psc.

Photo shows William Matthew Napolitano in a 2017 booking picture taken at the Hillsborough jail before he was handed over to federal custody.

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Former Pasco Schools Employee Indicted in Production of Child Porn
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